Bon Jovi Hold Their Own in Nashville
There have been as many Jon Bon Jovi sightings in Nashville lately as there have been of Nicole Kidman. And there are about to be a lot more. The legendary rocker and bandmate Richie Sambora are planning to record an album there -- a country album, that is!
Bon Jovi is quoted in the New York Post saying, "I can smell change coming again. I'm thinking of a Nashville sessions record. I'd like to knock out a quick record with a few country writers and artists and me and Richie. I'd like to get two or three artists to do duets with. I'd like to give a couple of Nashville songwriters a chance to shine, and Richie and I would write a few songs to prove we could hold our own with these guys."
Bon Jovi is no stranger to the country music world. The guys are often spotted at several of Nashville hot-spots, including the legendary Bluebird Cafe, where local songwriters play in-the-round style. And they made history earlier this year by becoming the first rock band ever to top the U.S. country charts, when their collaboration with Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles, 'Who Says You Can't Go Home,' went to No.1.